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Diclectin is a drug used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Diclectin is a combination of doxylamine succinate (an antihistamine) and pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) in a delayed-release tablet.
Diclectin is the only approved antiemetic medication for use in pregnancy in Canada.
Use and Dosage
The recommended dose is 2 tablets at bedtime. In severe cases or if nausea or vomiting occurs during the day, your doctor may recommend adding 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet mid-afternoon. Swallow the medication whole. Do not chew, divide, or crush the tablets.
This medication works best when taken 4 to 6 hours before needed (e.g., anticipated morning sickness) and should be taken daily.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g., down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- Difficulty sleeping
Although most of the side effects listed below do not happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- Pounding or irregular heartbeat
- Stomach pain
- The trouble with urinary flow
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- Convulsions (seizures)
- Signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptoms that worry you while you are taking this medication.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: This medication can cause drowsiness or reduced alertness. Do not drive or engage in other activities requiring alertness if the medication affects you in this way. Alcohol and other medications can increase the drowsiness caused by this medication.
Pregnancy: This medication is intended for pregnant women. It is safe to use during pregnancy.
Breast-feeding: Doxylamine may pass into breast milk and pyridoxine passes into breast milk. If you are a breastfeeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breastfeeding.
Form and Strengths
Diclectin is available in the following form and strengths:
- Doxylamine/Pyridoxine Hcl Tablet:
- 10 mg/10 mg
How long does it take for Diclectin to kick in?
This prescription drug does not work right away. It could take about four to six hours before it relieves nausea and vomiting.
Does Diclectin make you sleepy?
This oral tablet may cause drowsiness or sleepiness, which is why this is usually prescribed at bedtime. However, it may also cause trouble sleeping.
Can I take Diclectin with prenatal vitamins?
There are no interactions between doxylamine/pyridoxine HCl and prenatal vitamins. It is okay to administer these medications together.
When is the best time to take Diclectin medication?
This medication is usually prescribed at bedtime. However, if it should only be taken as necessary, you must take it 4 to 6 hours before your episodes of nausea and vomiting occur.